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Re: TIME::LOCAL from within KSH

by AltBlue (Chaplain)
on May 19, 2007 at 03:02 UTC ( [id://616296]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to TIME::LOCAL from within KSH

An error message would have been useful here, but for starters let's guess you meant Time::Local (case sensitive) and -M (importing timelocal).
e.g.: perl -MTime::Local -le 'print timelocal(...)'

Better yet, rather than calling perl for such tiny operations maybe you should read date(1) man page (pay attention to -d parameter).

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Re^2: TIME::LOCAL from within KSH
by graff (Chancellor) on May 19, 2007 at 04:52 UTC
    What version of "date(1)" are you talking about? My version (MacOSX/darwin, based on bsd) doesn't have a "-d" option at all, and on a freebsd machine, "-d" means "set the kernel's value for daylight savings time". (Looks like the Solaris 5.8's "date" didn't have "-d" either, and on a linux box, "-d STRING" doesn't seem to report seconds since epoch, but  date +%s does.)

    Just curious...

      What version of "date(1)" are you talking about?

      Sorry, OP didn't mention anything about his/her env.

      "-d STRING" doesn't seem to report seconds since epoch, but date +%s does

      "-d STRING" will be used for passing custom time, otherwise you'll be formatting the current time ;-)

      e.g.:

      $ date -d '1987-12-18 12:13:14' -u '+%s' 566827994 $ date -d '1987-12-18' -u '+%s' 566784000

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      altblue.

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